The FBI is investigating the theft of $1.2 million in cash from a Swiss
International Air Lines jet that landed Monday night at John F. Kennedy
International Airport in New York.
It was not disclosed who the money was for, but when representatives for the recipient opened the exterior of a cargo container, they found that a smaller receptacle containing the cash had been emptied, a source familiar with the probe told the New York Post.
The container showed no signs that it had been compromised. Investigators are probing whether mechanics, flight-crew members or other airport personnel had access to the money.
The largest cash heist in JFK Airport history occurred in 1978 and was depicted in the movie "Goodfellas," after an estimated $5 million was swiped at the Lufthansa terminal, the Post said.
Airlines regularly transport large sums of cash under "enhanced" security protocols, such as when fulfilling large banking transfers, the Post reported.
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